Josh Goodman: “The world needs more random generosity; If someone is having a bad day, one small act could change their whole day for them”

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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13 min readNov 3, 2020


Next time you’re getting a coffee or a meal, give the cashier an extra $10 or $20 and tell them to pay for the order of the person behind you. The world needs more random generosity. If someone is having a bad day, that one small act could change their whole day for them.

As part of my series about the leadership lessons of accomplished business leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Goodman.

Josh grew up in Chester, Virginia. He received a football scholarship to play Linebacker at Shippensburg University, where he set the career solo tackles record. Prior to founding the company in 2009, he worked in Business Development with Modis, an IT Staffing firm. He was responsible for building the Baltimore Metro market for the company. He landed several blue-chip accounts that took that market from non-existent to top producing market in a matter of 24 months. His wife, Janette (Shippensburg University Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee) and their 2 children, Tyler and Brianna, live in Northbrook, Illinois.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

There were 2 events that led to this career path:

  1. Throughout High School & College I had jobs that paid me anywhere from $4.25 to $15.00 per hour. Bagging groceries, painting gym floors, waiting tables, etc. I thought every job had a set hourly wage attached to it. Going into my Senior year of college I had no clue what I wanted to do after college and it didn’t look like playing in the NFL was in the cards, but I hadn’t completely given up on that dream. I’d just gotten home for the summer and my dad said if I didn’t get a job in a week, I was going to be ripping up carpets for him the rest of the summer. I had some bad memories of having to rip up entire homes in a day and the worst ones owned cats that didn’t know where the litter box was. I grabbed the Richmond Times Dispatch and answered…